6 Adult Colouring Books Inspired by Stories

If you are not one for meditation, there is nothing more therapeutic than one of these adult colour books where you can shut the whole world out and keep your mind occupied on just colouring.

Call it a mindfulness exercise, stress relief, art therapy or simply colouring, whatever it is, the simple act of colouring with repeated strokes and filling in the illustrations offers a soothing and calming effect.

What’s more, these colouring books are inspired by stories most of us are familiar with scenes from movies, TV shows or books. It offers an alternative to otherwise, random illustrations and artwork.

We won’t say that one is better than the other but these adult colouring books does cater to fan boys and girls of all ages. Taking the simply act of colouring to more people, especially the men.

What Do I Need to Start?

There are plenty of things

  • Pick up a box of good quality colouring pencils, preferably 24 and more colours to give you a wider range of colours to choose form.
  • Pick up a good pencil sharpener, we recommed a Classic Helix Desktop Pencil sharperner or an electric sharpener.
  • Pick a quiet corner with sufficient room and light to work, preferably near a window with plenty of natural light.
  • Plan your day, switch off all non-essential devices and notifications. It’s all about the me-time.
  • Have a glass of water ready and take deep breaths, open the windows or door to let the fresh air in.
  • Make yourself feel as comfortable as possible, wear light cloths on a warm day or cozy up with your favourite sweater on a cold day.
  • Take your time. There is no hurry, you do not need to finish each illustration in a day or any set time.
  • Finally, if you love your art work and felt it worth of a place on your wall why not frame it. It is after all still your work.

6 Best Themed Adult Colouring Books

Here is the quick list of Adult Colouring Books based on well know stories.

And here is a closer look at each of these books.

Harry Potter Colouring Book

A colouring book inspired by the Harry Potter series, complete with stunning pieces of artwork from Warner Bros.’s archive. Fans of the series would love to have the chance to colour in the vivid settings and beloved characters of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.

Containing intricate line drawings used in the making of the Harry Potter films, this colouring book includes all of the fan-favourite scenes, creatures, and characters of the series, from Dobby and baby Norbert to Quidditch games and the unforgettable final battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort.

Doctor Who Colouring Book

Planets, galaxies, villains, heroes, the Doctor, the TARDIS and the time vortex – all intricately illustrated in this timey-wimey colouring book packed with original Doctor Who art.

There are all together 45 stunning images to colour plus classic and timeless quotes from the beloved TV show, this out-of-this-world colouring book is perfect for any creative Doctor Who fan.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – A Colouring Book

The Macmillan Alice Colouring Book is a beautifully produced, with black line illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, taken from the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, with added decoration and imagery to stimulate the imagination and soothe the mind, as you lose yourself in Wonderland.

This gorgeous colouring book, from the original publisher of Lewis Carroll’s beloved masterpiece, features all of Wonderland’s favourite characters, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen and of course Alice herself – just waiting to be brought to life with colour.

Sherlock: The Mind Palace – A colouring book adventure

The Mind Palace is a unique celebration of the rich visual landscape of Sherlock, featuring over 50 intricate pieces of artwork by artist Mike Collins. Recreate classic scenes, add colour to intricate interiors and illuminate the fascinating world of Sherlock with the power of your imagination.

A vital clue from each episode is hidden within the original black and white illustrations, and only by completing the scene can they be found. Fill Sherlock’s world with colour and find the secrets hidden within The Mind Palace.

The Official A Game of Thrones Colouring Book

The perfect gift for fans of George R. R. Martin’s A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE and HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, this one-of-a-kind colouring book features more than forty-five exclusive illustrations!

In a world where weddings are red, fire is green, and debts are paid in gold, countless images leap off the page (or the screen) thanks to the eye-popping intricacy of the vivid settings and details.

Now, for the first time, fans of this blockbuster saga can fill in the blanks and marvel as this meticulously imagined universe comes to life, one sword, sigil, and castle at a time.

With dozens of stunning original black-and-white illustrations from world-renowned illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomic, Adam Stower, and Levi Pinfold, this unique collector’s item expands the reach of an international phenomenon with flying colours.

Tolkien’s World – A Colouring Book

This mystical colouring book presents an abundance of famous scenes and characters inspired by Tolkien’s Middle-earth. From Gandalf the Grey to the humble Hobbits, take time off from the busy pace of life and indulge your imagination while exploring the enthralling world of The Lord of the Rings and other tales.

There’s something new on every page as you discover the intricate elvish designs, fearsome characters and breath-taking landscapes – perfect to satisfy Tolkien fans and beyond. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.